Established in 1973, Roots is Canada’s leading lifestyle brand known around the world for its quality leather goods, active athletic wear, yoga wear, accessories and home furnishings. Starting with a tiny store in Toronto, Roots now has more than 120 retail locations in Canada and the United States, and more than 40 in Asia. In addition, Roots has a state-of-the-art leather goods factory and design centre in Toronto.
Under the leadership of Co-Founders Michael Budman and Don Green, the Roots style and values are based on quality, integrity and longevity. An iconic Canadian company, Roots embodies a distinctive look synonymous with a casual, athletic, hip and outdoor lifestyle. Appealing to all ages, the broad array of Roots-branded merchandise is known for great design, quality materials, superior comfort and durability. The Roots collection encompasses men’s, women’s, leathers, babies, kids and home products.
A privately held company, Roots has long been a leader in producing custom merchandise for an impressive roster of Canadian and US companies. Through our extensive involvement in the world of arts and entertainment, Roots has developed custom products for hundreds of films, TV shows, concert tours and other major cultural events and organizations.
Roots is proud of its Canadian heritage and its strong link with Canada. The nature, culture, sports and human diversity of Canada have always been a major source of inspiration at Roots. It’s an intrinsic part of the company. Roots employs nearly 2,000 people in Canada and contributes to the employment of thousands more through our work with suppliers and other activities.